Lies and Pandemics

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Day 106: Stay Safe Minnesota

Lies and disinformation is no way to fight pandemic, say German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

In the CNN, reporter writes: “German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that “lies and disinformation” have emerged during the coronavirus pandemic and warned against allowing hatred to spread as the world battles the virus.”

We have seen lies and disinformation, and that is no way to fight the pandemic. [..] Democracies need truth and transparency. This is what Europe sets apart and this is what Germany will stand up for during its EU presidency. [..] There is no time to lose. Only the weakest will suffer.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (source: CNN)

“She added the virus has highlighting the limits of ”fact-denying populism’, saying, ‘The limits of populism and denial of basic truths are being laid bare’.”

“She urged the European Union to agree on the bloc’s Covid-19 recovery plan before the summer”.

Coronavirus Pandemic Watch

According to the MDH latest tally (as of July 9, 11 a.m.) the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota are 40,163 (out of 705,440 tested) with 1,490 deaths. According to Johns Hopkins database (as of July 8, 5:30 a.m.) there are 2,996,098 confirmed covid19 infection with 131,480 deaths. Globally the covid19 virus has infected 11,850,886 with 544,722 deaths.